By Almost_Homeless - 23/04/2014 12:43 - Canada - London
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I live in a college town where downtown housing sees a great deal of reshuffling on a very regular basis. Most leases run August to August, and househunting for the next year's lease begins in Jan/Feb. If you haven't re-signed, they can begin apartment showings in December. It sounds like that's not typical in OP's area, unfortunate for the rude awakening.
You have rights. As long as you signed a lease or other contract you can't be evicted.
It's possible that the Landlord was showing the op's apartment because it's similar to one he's trying to rent out.
Take legal action and then have some fun. Booby trap your apartment!
Haunt that place and make whoever moves in life's a misery, or haunt your landlord
No no no 67, I'm sure number 9 MEANT to say, "Kill yourself in the apartment. Make sure it's really bloody, and really messy, so that the landlord will have a lot of work to do to clean it all up, THEN haunt the house, and make the tenants' lives miserable, or just haunt the landlord and make them pay for trying to make you move out. You'll sure show them..." But #9 just neglected a few pertinent details in the beginning... Or, you know, they could just skip the whole suicide/haunting thing, and find out what's really going on, because they are required to give a reasonable amount of notice before evicting someone. Maybe it's just that OP's apartment is similar to a vacant one that needs fixing up before being able to be looked at by future tenants. But a landlord is supposed to give you notice if they're showing your apartment to others.